There isn't a ton of new information since we first spoke about it last July
, but Kia
has released the first "official" image of the upcoming 2010 Kia Sorento
. As reported earlier, the SUV's body-on-frame platform has been dumped in favor of a unibody platform. This will improve the ride at the expense of towing capacity and off-road ruggedness, but should pay dividends in terms of ride, handling and fuel economy
. Expect the crossover
to arrive with Kia's next-generation six-cylinder engines, and an efficient 2.2-liter 4-cylinder diesel
powerplant for Europe pumping out an expected 200 hp with class-leading fuel economy. The 2010 Kia Sorento will debut at the Seoul Motor Show in April.
[Source: Kia World